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Calls for more government transparency around COVID-19 | At Issue

Credit: CBC News: The National The At Issue panel discusses why Ottawa has yet to release its projections on the spread and toll COVID-19 could take in Canada. Plus, in this extended version, the panellists unpack the dynamics at play between the provinces and the federal government during this crisis.

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BCAFN: All Events Cancelled

April 7 to June 30, 2020 Starts at 10:38 am All BCAFN events have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) pandemic. Check in for rescheduled events once gatherings are permitted again. Stay healthy, stay safe! NT5

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GTC – A Message from the Grand Chief re: COVID-19 Funding

Message from Grand Chief Bobbie Jo Greenland-Morgan April 7, 2020 Good day, There have been a number of questions regarding funding related to COVID-19. The Gwich’in Tribal Council (GTC) and community Designated Gwich’in Organizations (DGOs) are working hard to ensure that you have all the support you need during this time. In addition to the […]

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Indigenous communities impose curfews, set up checkpoints to keep out COVID-19 – CBC

Leaders concerned outsiders will bring virus into communities Apr 07, 2020 Some Indigenous leaders in B.C. are taking matters into their own hands when it comes to minimizing the spread of COVID-19 within their communities. The Witset First Nation has set up checkpoints outside of the community to monitor who goes in and out. Only […]

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Indigenous artifacts belonging to Blackfoot leader to return to Siksika First Nation – CTV News

April 7, 2020 CALGARY — Leaders of a community in the United Kingdom have voted to return some important artifacts belonging to Chief Crowfoot, a Blackfoot leader in the late 19th century. Officials with the City of Exeter, a community about three hours southwest of London, U.K., announced a number of items that once belonged […]

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MMF President’s Message on COVID-19 – April 7, 2020

April 7, 2020, Manitoba Metis Federation President David Chartrand’s message on COVID-19 Métis Laws of the Harvest update: Harvester cards are extended until May 1st Message to Employees: please prepare your direct deposit information Message to Employers: The MMF will award $1,000 to $10,000 to help Métis Businesses Upcoming MMF Cabinet Meeting discussion The LRI […]

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Nunatsiavut Government: Don’t take any risks during Easter, says President

Nunatsiavut President Johannes Lampe is appealing to Beneficiaries of the Labrador Inuit Land Claims Agreement to ensure they continue practicing social distancing and to refrain from any gatherings during the Easter season to order to help prevent potential exposure and spread of the coronavirus COVID-19. “The Easter week is a special time for all of […]

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Helping the Homeless during COVID-19 Shows Our Community’s Leadership – Net Newsledger

April 7, 2020 THUNDER BAY – OPINION – As I pen this editorial to address the delay in finding shelter for our homeless population in Thunder Bay, I am reminded of the words of Mayor Mauro after the reports of systematic racism in the city of Thunder Bay were released. The Mayor relayed to citizens […]

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RLI’s Chromebook Initiative for K – 12 Métis Students

April 7, 2020 The Métis Nation of Alberta and Rupertsland Institute have launched a province-wide initiative with the College of Alberta School Superintendents to provide Chromebook devices to help Métis students participate in Alberta Education’s virtual K to 12 classrooms during COVID-19 self-isolation. Métis students with limited access to remote-based learning will be contacted by […]

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Ontario Helping Indigenous Communities Stop the Spread of COVID-19

Over $37 million committed to support outbreak planning, prevention and mitigation TORONTO- As part of Ontario’s Action Plan: Response to COVID-19, the Ontario government is investing over $37 million to support outbreak planning, prevention and mitigation efforts to ensure the health and well-being of Indigenous people and communities — particularly those in remote and far-northern […]

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Supply chain into Indigenous communities appears intact amid Covid-19 demand – Truck News

April 7, 2020 VICTORIA, B.C. – Despite the challenges meeting demand across the country amid the Covid-19 crisis, provincial governments are confident the trucking industry is continuing to reach those in remote locations, including Indigenous communities. Even during normal times, maintaining a reliable supply chain into isolated locations, such as Indigenous communities, can be difficult, […]

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Ontario’s Ministry of Health stalling plans for northern field hospitals, says grand chief – CBC

Indigenous Services Canada, regional hospitals, municipalities backed field hospitals in northern Ontario Apr 07, 2020 The grand chief of an organization that represents 49 First Nations in northwestern Ontario says the province’s Ministry of Health is undermining efforts to set up field hospitals for three northern regions of the province. Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand […]

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Press Release and Legal Backgrounder: First Nations Launch Fight of TMX Project Approval to Supreme Court od Canada

April 7, 2020 Vancouver (Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Territory) – The Squamish Nation, Tsleil-Waututh Nation, the Ts’elxwéyeqw Tribes and Coldwater Indian Band announce they are seeking leave for appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada. These four First Nations have fought and challenged the Trans Mountain Expansion (TMX) Project through every Federal court. They now […]

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Sudbury U: Emergency Fund Bursaries for Indigenous students

April 30, 2020 As a result of the generosity and proceeds raised during the Anishinaabe Maanjidowin: The Continued Spirit of Indigenous Studies event, 4 bursaries of $250 each are currently available to Indigenous students at the University of Sudbury who are in need of emergency funds. We recognize that the pandemic context we find ourselves […]

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Deployment of Canadian Rangers to Nunavik

From: National Defence 6 April 2020 – Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu – 2nd Canadian Ranger Patrol Group The 2nd Canadian Ranger Patrol Group (2 CRPG) mobilized its 14 Canadian Ranger patrols in Nunavik on April 3rd, 2020, in response to a request from Quebec. Following an agreement between the provincial and federal governments, 2 CRPG was mandated to […]

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Nunavut Film Industry Training Program announces short video challenge – Nunatsiaq News

7 April 2020 1-3-minute videos can be submitted until April 20 The Nunavut Film Industry Training Program is holding a short video challenge for emerging Inuit filmmakers over the age of 18. The FIT program, a partnership between the Makigiaqta Inuit Training Corp. and the Nunavut Film Development Corp., aims to create a constant source […]

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Premier Caroline Cochrane to assume Municipal and Community Affairs Portfolio

Premier Caroline Cochrane announced that she will assume the portfolio of Minister of Municipal and Community Affairs (MACA) effective today. The global COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented challenge for the Northwest Territories that is unlike anything ever before experienced in the history of the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT). Effectively managing the GNWT’s preparations and […]

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Northern College Continues to Provide Support to Those Impacted by Covid-19

TIMMINS, ON: Northern College is working to make emergency relief funds available to full-time post-secondary students on its Timmins, Haileybury, Moosonee and Kirkland Lake campuses as early as May. These funds will be drawn from the College’s share of the 25-million-dollar post-secondary subsidy the province announced late last week and augmented by Northern’s own contributions […]

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Elected Leaders of Nunavik create a Unified Front to Combat Coronavirus Pandemic

April 7, 2020 – Kuujjuaq, Nunavik – The major organizations in Nunavik have met to establish the Nunavik Leaders Group in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and have called out the Makivik Corporation, as the recognized voice of Nunavik Inuit, with a crucial role to play by providing oversight over the handling of the […]

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Researchers examine the growing phenomenon of “self-Indigenization” – University Affairs

The trend seems to be particularly prevalent in Eastern Canada and among those claiming Métis ancestry. Just as a number of media outlets in Quebec were reporting on people who were apparently appropriating Indigenous identities for themselves, Darryl Leroux published a book in which he analyzes this phenomenon of “self-Indigenization.” In Distorted Descent: White Claims […]

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Fisheries and Stewardship: Lessons from Native Hawaiian Aquaculture – FNDI

This article is the fourth in a series of articles published by NPQ, in partnership with First Nations Development Institute (First Nations), that lift up Native American voices to highlight issues concerning environmental justice in Indian Country and identify ways that philanthropy might more effectively support this work. There are many lessons to be learned […]

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ONWA: On World Health Day #BeKind to Each Other

ONWA: On World Health Day #BeKind to Each Other THUNDER BAY – In the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic, we must unite and take up our responsibilities to ensure that everyone in our community is safe, we cannot continue on our previous path. As a community we have a choice. We can choose to support […]

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GDI: COVID-19 – April 6th

Métis-specific emergency response (PLEASE SHARE THIS INFORMATION WIDELY) *Full program details and instructions available on the MN-S website On March 31, 2020 the Métis Nation Saskatchewan announced $2.88 million for immediate emergency COVID-19 relief measures for childcare, housing, and PPE. Below is a summary. MN–S Emergency Housing Support Program One-time $500 payment to Métis households […]

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Sheridan finds creative ways to support students during COVID-19

April 06, 2020 Sheridan College has introduced a wide range of innovative measures over the past month to support its students during the COVID-19 pandemic. “Positioning students for success is our number one priority,” said Dr. Janet Morrison, Sheridan’s President and Vice-Chancellor. “Physical and mental health are foundational to learning. As we navigate the challenges […]

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TransAlta Provides Update On COVID-19 Implemented Measures

CALGARY, Alberta (April 7, 2020) – TransAlta Corporation (“TransAlta” or the “Company”) (TSX: TA) (NYSE: TAC) wishes to inform all its stakeholders of the measures that have been implemented to ensure the safety of its employees and to ensure that its facilities remain fully operational to meet the essential power demands of our customers. “The […]

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Yamana Gold moving to a virtual meeting for 2020 annual meeting of shareholders; provides notice of first quarter 2020 results

TORONTO, April 06, 2020 — YAMANA GOLD INC. (TSX: YRI; NYSE: AUY) (“Yamana” or “the Company”) provided notice today that its Annual Shareholder Meeting (“Annual Meeting”) will be held in a virtual only meeting format due to the public health concerns caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Company also today announced that it will release […]

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Western Forest Products Inc. Announces Release Date of First Quarter 2020 Results and Conference Call Details

April 6, 2020 – Vancouver, British Columbia. Western Forest Products Inc. (TSX: WEF) (“Western” or the “Company”) first quarter 2020 financial and operating results will be released on Wednesday, May 6, 2020. Analysts, investors and media are invited to participate in Western’s first quarter 2020 conference call on Thursday, May 7, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. […]

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Northland Power issues notice of redemption for 4.75% convertible unsecured subordinated debentures

TORONTO, April 06, 2020 — Northland Power Inc. (“Northland”) (TSX: NPI) announces that it has issued a notice (the “Notice”) of redemption to holders of its currently outstanding 4.75% convertible unsecured subordinated debentures, Series C, due June 30, 2020 (the “Debentures”). As set out in the Notice, the redemption date of the Debentures will be […]

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How to cope with headline stress – Folio

Five experts offer advice on how to stay informed without feeling overwhelmed. There’s a lot to cry about in the news these days. The relentless news cycle can induce anxiety and depression at the best of times, more so as we live through the COVID-19 global pandemic, climate change, a bottomed-out oil market and widespread […]

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Newmont Announces First Quarter 2020 Earnings Call

DENVER– Newmont Corporation (NYSE: NEM, TSX: NGT) (Newmont or the Company) today announced it will report first quarter 2020 operations and financial results before the market opens on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 and will hold a conference call at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time (7:00 a.m. Mountain Time) the same day. The earnings call will also […]

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Manitoba chief threatens members with banishment if bootlegging continues – APTN News

April 6, 2020 People are risking the health of their locked-down community by sneaking out to buy booze and drugs, says the chief of Nelson House Cree Nation in northern Manitoba. So it was a blunt Marcel Moody who warned “bootleggers” – he said included band employees – they would be the losers. “…We will […]

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The search for reconciliation through accountability – Policy Options

In December 2018, an Inuk woman, the victim of domestic violence, called the RCMP to protect her safety. Instead of being helped, A(M) was arrested, detained, charged and found guilty of drinking in violation of her bail conditions. A similar situation, the case of K(M), had unfolded a year earlier, the justice of the peace […]

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ONWA Celebrates the Life and Contributions of Elder Elize Hartley

ONWA Celebrates the Life and Contributions of Elder Elize Hartley Thunder Bay ON – The Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA) would like to take this opportunity to offer our condolences to the family of Elize Hartley, “Listening Fox Woman.” Ms. Hartley, a proud Red River Métis, touched countless lives in her commitment to cultural preservation […]

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Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government Declares State of Emergency

April 6, 2020 – Chief and Council of the Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government have declared a State of Emergency due to the coronavirus global pandemic (COVID-19). This is a preventative measure our government has activated to enhance our response effort to prevent, reduce and mitigate the spread of the virus to our residents. Effective immediately, the […]

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ISWO: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

Updates of COVID-19 Impacted Activities ISWO continues to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic situation in the province of Ontario, and the recommendations provided by public health authorities, for keeping our staff community members and program participants safe. Based on the escalation of COVID-19 cases in Ontario, and given the recommendation for the continued use of social […]

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NU Government: COVID-19 Department of Health Services update

06 April 2020 Department of Health Services, April 6, 2020 Public Health Officer statement: Use of COVID-19 diagnostic equipment in Nunavut As many are aware, Agnico Eagle Mine has brought COVID-19 diagnostic equipment to Rankin Inlet. This equipment will be used to test mine staff for COVID-19. At this time there is no evidence that […]

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A big, fat problem’: NWT MLAs call for meeting with struggling small airlines – Northern News Services

April 6, 2020 On March 27, MLAs urged an emergency meeting of NWT airlines to save a crucial link in the Northern supply chain. Yellowknife Centre MLA Julie Green tabled a motion in the legislative assembly that aims to gather the airlines and resolve how they can continue supplying communities as they face collapsing revenue […]

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Largest indigenous exhibition gallery set to open in Winnipeg this fall – Construction Canada

The Inuit Art Centre (IAC), a 3716-m2 (40,000-sf) addition to the Winnipeg Art Gallery (WAG) in Winnipeg, Man., is set to open this fall. When completed, it will be the country’s largest exhibition gallery devoted to indigenous art. Winnipeg has an outspoken indigenous culture representing over 12 percent of its population. To reflect that heritage, […]

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Tsleil-Waututh Nation File a New Appeal to The Supreme Court of Canada

April 6, 2020 This morning, Monday April 6th, Tsleil-Waututh Nation filed a new appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada in the continuing effort to stop the Trans Mountain Pipeline. We invite you to join a Webinar being hosted by RAVEN Trust tomorrow afternoon at 4pm PT. Indigenous leaders from Tsleil-Waututh, Coldwater and Squamish Nations […]

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Announcing the CAJ Awards Finalists

OTTAWA, April 6, 2020 – The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) is pleased to release the list of finalists for the 2019 CAJ Awards program. Congratulations and a hearty félicitations to all finalists. The original plan was to announce the recipients of each of the awards listed below at the CAJ’s annual conference, which had […]

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State of Emergency Extended in the Northwest Territories

Today the Minister of Municipal and Community Affairs, Paulie Chinna extended the territory-wide state of emergency under the Emergency Management Act. This extension has been made in order to ensure the Emergency Management Organization (EMO) continues to be in a position to support the orders issued by the Chief Public Health Officer. Extending the State […]

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Ontario First Nation Hit By Water Crisis Now Faces COVID-19 – HuffPost Canada

The novel coronavirus has been diagnosed in a northwestern Ontario First Nation for the first time. The COVID-19 pandemic has reached a remote First Nation in northwestern Ontario, a local health authority said Monday as it cautioned the virus would soon place additional strain on a social and health-care system poorly equipped to handle it. […]

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Group of First Nations want to launch fight of Trans Mountain pipeline approval – Energeticcity.ca

April 7, 2020 VANCOUVER — A group of British Columbia First Nations says it will appeal a decision on the the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project to the Supreme Court of Canada. The Squamish Nation, Tsleil-Waututh Nation and Coldwater Band say they have fought and challenged the project through every federal court, and now want […]

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KIA allocates Funds to Support Kivalliq Inuit during the COVID-19 Pandemic

RANKIN INLET, NU – April 3, 2020 – The Kivalliq Inuit Association (KivIA) is pleased to announce the commitment of funds received through the Federal Indigenous Community Support Fund; to create and deliver three (3) temporary programs for its members. These funds were committed to support the health and wellbeing of Kivalliq Inuit and avoid […]

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Government of Canada announces a judicial appointment in the province of Québec

From: Department of Justice Canada March 6, 2020 – Ottawa, Ontario – Department of Justice Canada The Honourable David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today announced the following appointments under the judicial application process established in 2016. This process emphasizes transparency, merit, and diversity, and will continue to ensure the appointment […]

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Métis Nation of Alberta announces province-wide COVID-19 relief action plan

EDMONTON, April 6, 2020 – Today, the Métis Nation of Alberta (MNA) released its Interim COVID-19 Support Plan that is accessible to all Métis Nation citizens living in Alberta who have been impacted by the current global pandemic. “This is an unprecedented time and many Métis Nation citizens and families, like so many all over the […]

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Wılıı̀deh stop signs among proposed YK reconciliation projects – Cabin Radio

While the City of Yellowknife’s reconciliation plan is still being drafted, staff have outlined forthcoming initiatives they hope will improve relations with Indigenous people. On Monday, city councillors studied a memorandum listing a number of reconciliation projects planned for this year – like updating stop signs to include the Wılıı̀deh language. The projects will go […]

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Ontario leaders plead for government help as remote First Nation counts first COVID-19 case – APTN News

April 6, 2020 The regional chief of the Assembly of First Nations for Ontario says First Nations leaders in the province are telling her more pandemic response money is needed immediately. Some of the $215 million emergency funding reached remote communities Monday. It’s part of a $305 million package announced by Ottawa in March. But […]

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TNG: April 06, 2020 – COVID-19 Update #12

April 6, 2020 Our continued response COVID-19: TNG remains committed to keeping our employees and the communities we serve safe. Therefore, we are sharing the following information. Confirmed Cases: As of April 6, 2020, there are no confirmed cases in Williams Lake or the Tŝilhqot’in communities. However, the virus continues to spread throughout BC and […]

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The Daily Tuesday, April 7, 2020

April 7, 2020 Detailed preliminary data on confirmed cases of COVID-19, January 15 to April 5, 2020 A revised set of preliminary data on the number of confirmed coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases reported by the provincial and territorial health authorities to the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) is now available. The set covers the […]

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